Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Five Senses – Sound – Pro & Con



 Sound – Pro

Music. I can enjoy just about any genre except rap and screaming noise. My biggest sorrow is that I can’t sing, and I LOVE to sing.

Nature. Sit in a quiet place and listen. Bird song. Insects. Wind in the trees. Rain. Ocean waves.

Distant work, especially in the summer when the windows are open. I just love to hear lawn mowers, chain saws, hammering.

Laughter. Especially babies. Laughter can ease a lot of sorrows. Except for my singing. People laugh at my singing…*sigh*

The voice of a loved one. Especially when it’s been a while since you’ve heard it. 



Sound – Con

Traffic. Horns, screeching brakes, loud sound systems

Sirens. Whether it’s an ambulance or fire engine, it means something bad is happening.

My singing. Yes, it’s that bad.

Arguing people. Whether it’s on TV or in person, I hate listening to conflict.

Strange noises in the car. Although they rarely show up when Marv drives it. The car is mocking me, I know…


Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Five Senses – Pro & Con – Touch




Touch – Pro

Soft animal fur. I adore cats, but some don’t have soft fur. I still love them all, but when you get a cat (or other animal) with lovely soft fur it’s just as good as a security blanket.

Same with some fabrics. I love going to a store and feeling fabrics, blankets, rugs, etc.

Geranium leaves. I loved playing with them when I was little. They were my powder puffs. I would apply my “make-up” with them.

A nice hot bubble bath. Hot tubs are good too. Sinking down in that warmth can soothe away the day.

A good session with the chiropractor. Sadly, our insurance doesn’t cover it, so I haven’t seen the chiro for a couple years now. *sigh*


Touch – Con

Wet animals. Especially when they come in from the rain and jump up in your lap.

Hot things. Taking something out of the oven and the potholder slips.

Sticky stuff. Pine sap. Spilled soda. Slugs - one of the grossest things on this planet. Stepping on one is traumatic.

Rug burns and road rash.

Cactus, thistles, burrs.

Next week: Sound


Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Five Senses—Pro & Con—Smell




Smell – Pro

Tires – I LOVE going to a tire store and breathing deep of that fresh rubber! As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved the smell of new tires. Also gasoline. I remember once going to the gas station and I was sitting in the back seat of the station wagon with my grandpa. While Dad was filling up the car, I had my head out the window so I could smell the gasoline. My grandpa thought I was very strange…

Flowers – A no brainer, really. Especially highly scented ones like narcissus, which is my birth flower. I love the look of all flowers, but prize the ones that smell good.

Rain and fog – Almost everyone seems to love the smell of rain, but along with that, I LOVE the smell of fog. Especially on a very cold winter night. I love it almost as much as new tires.

Pine and cedar – In this case, I enjoy the smell most when it’s very hot outside. It brings me back to my youth when we would go to rural areas for vacations. We’d walk amongst the trees and even though it would be blazing hot out, the smell of the needles and bark made me happy.

Incense and candles – This can be a quirky thing, as I don’t care for all scents. I prefer mild incense and highly scented candles. There was a store at the old mall in Chico called Taz Bazaar that I loved going to because it smelled fantastic!



Smell – Con…So many to choose from, but I’ll try not to be too gross…

Any type of bodily fluid from human or animal – ‘Nuf said…

Beets – I don’t care how they’re prepared. They smell and taste like dirt to me.

Mold – Or any type of decay.

Some cheeses – Especially the moldy ones…

Car exhaust – Yuk.

Next week: Touch